San Jacinto College hosting state theatre festival

10.14.2014 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College Central Campus department of theatre and film will host the state round of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which allows Texas colleges and universities opportunities to showcase their full-length plays, as well as enter a selection pool that could lead to qualifying for a regional contest.

 The festival is open to the public and runs Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31, with a $10-per-person admission cost for each production. Shows will be staged at either the Jerry Powell Arena Theatre, or the larger Slocomb Auditorium, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased at the door for each show.

Lone Star College will present two shows on Oct. 30 – “Afterlife: A Ghost Story” from 6 to 8 p.m., and “Speech and Debate” from 8:30 to 10:10 p.m.

There will be six productions on Oct. 31. Texas A&M University Kingsville will present “Stones in the Desert…Eterno” from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Galveston College will present “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Panola College will present “The Witch of Edmonton” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Laredo Community College will present “Desire, Desire, Desire” from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Beginning at midnight, San Jacinto College will present two shows – “Dirty Works at the Crossroads,” followed by “Ten Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.”

“We welcome colleges from around the state for this festival that features a wide range of theatrical entertainment,” commented Dr. Jerry Ivins, Central Campus theatre and film department chair. “We also invite community members to come out to enjoy some live theatre performed by talented collegiate artists and technicians.”

For information about San Jacinto College theatre and film programs, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/career/theatre-film.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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